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15-25 yr-olds most active users of AIDS helpline

Aditi Utpat The Times of India 16.12.2008
15-25 yr-olds most active users of AIDS helpline

PUNE: According to the annual statistics released by city-based Muktaa HIV/AIDS helpline, a staggering 50 per cent of its 12,477 callers in the last one year were in the age group of 15-25 years, with a majority of them graduate and post-graduate ...

Hit by avian flu again, West Bengal's Malda begins culling

Kolkata (IANS): Malda district of West Bengal has been hit by bird flu again - the second time this year. Culling of poultry has begun in the area, an official said Tuesday.


Terror chills ties but Indian docs save Pakistani lives

New Delhi: Indo-Pak peace talks might have been badly hit after the Mumbai attacks, but that has still not deterred Pakistani patients from heading to India. Many are still heading to India fearless to get respite from all their health problems.

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Rare footage of the Royal Indian Navy seamen from World War II. This is part of the news reels released by the US navy as part of its publicity efforts. Some of the seamen's caps bear HMIS Dalhousie as the title. Dalhousie was a training institution.


Slowdown has not affected Indian science: Expert

Bangalore (IANS): Science and technology has seen a steady growth in India this year despite the economic slowdown, thanks to resurgence of youngsters' interest in research and development, a top scientist said in Bangalore on Thursday.

All roses but no celebrations as Sonia turns 62

It was roses all the way for Congress president Sonia Gandhi on her 62nd birthday on Tuesday. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was among the prominent leaders who rang her up and greeted her on the occasion.


Kerala CM finally apologises for insult to slain major's family

NEW DELHI: It has been two days since the Kerala chief minister V S Achuthanandan made insensitive remarks about the slain commando Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan, who lost his life in the Mumbai terror attacks.

38% of HIV hit in Goa are women

Preetu Nair The Times of India 03.12.2008
38% of HIV hit in Goa are women

PANAJI: A woman, cheated into a marriage with an HIV positive man, filed for divorce as soon as she learned about his HIV status as she didn’t wish to live the rest of her life with the man who kept her in the dark about the same. Women’s liberati...


HIV & AIDS: Women construction workers under threat

The Asia AIDS Commission report released in 2008 mentions that the Asian epidemic will be driven by men who visit sex workers. According to the report, Asia has some 75 million men who visit sex workers. Fifty million women are married to such men...

40,000 poultry culled in Assam after bird flu outbreak

GUWAHATI: Authorities in Assam have culled some 40,000 poultry of an estimated 60,000 birds ordered to be killed after an outbreak of the deadly bird flu virus in the region, officials Monday said.


Govt plans National Science and Engineering Research Board

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today said the government proposed to establish a National Science and Engineering Research Board on the lines of National Science Foundation in the US.

Stagnant water kills four IMH inmates

The Times of India 29.11.2008

CHENNAI: In a tragic incident which reinforces the need for better care for the mentally ill in the country, four women undergoing treatment at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) in Ayanavaram here died on Friday, presumably due to waterborne di...


12,000 birds culled in Assam after bird flu outbreak

Guwahati (IANS): Authorities in Assam have culled some 12,000 of the estimated 60,000 birds ordered to be killed after an outbreak of the deadly bird flu virus in the region, officials said Saturday.

Kanpur & Lucknow to get Condom Vending Machines to promote safe sex

AIDS Control Society, UP India has decided to install condom vending machines at important locations such as malls, markets, hospitals, cinema halls, etc. as an effort to promote safe sex.


Obesity guidelines released for India

The Times of India 26.11.2008
Obesity guidelines released for India

NEW DELHI: On Tuesday, the health ministry along with the Diabetics Foundation of India and 20 other national health organizations released the first India-specific guidelines for prevention and management of obesity and metabolic syndrome.

28 people killed in heavy rains in Tamil Nadu

CHENNAI: Twenty eight people have lost their lives in Tamil Nadu as heavy rains, under the influence of a depression over the Bay of Bengal, lashed different parts of the state, throwing normal life out of gear.


We thought it was the end: Stolt Valor captain

Recounting the near death experiences undergone by the crew of merchant ship, Stolt Valor, during the two months of captivity after the vessel was hijacked by Somalian pirates, its captain Prabhat Goyal said despite the incident the spirit to sail...

Modi halts temple demolition

Calcutta Telegraph 22.11.2008
Modi halts temple demolition

Narendra Modi returned from abroad this morning and suspended his temple-razing drive after a meeting with the man who had dubbed him “Aurangzeb” yesterday.


'Outdated law' major obstacle in tackling AIDS

New Delhi (IANS): An Indian law that criminalises sex between men is a "major obstacle" in efforts to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in the country, according to UN AIDS executive director Peter Piot.

Dostana's special screening for gays

Beverly White NDTV.com 18.11.2008
Dostana's special screening for gays

Harish Iyer is glad he saw Dostana not surprising as the film helped Harish open up about his sexuality to his 13-year-old sister.



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